Looking back recently, photos of my grandmother taken in 1904, pretty starched frilled bonnet and beautiful wide innocent eyes. Then a photo of my great grandmother taken around 1900 in Russia, not long before her death at the age of 34. So young, to die, with 5 children too, how sad. She looks so serene, so beautiful. I dont know much about her only what I have drawn from census information and birth, marriage and death certificates, she died in the UK. However from what I know all the children, grandchildren and so on are all very creative. Through research I have met many people with the Swindlehurst name and the vast majority are in the creative arts, architects or designers. I have my creativity from both sides of the family, maternally and paternally, a double whammy!!
Knowing my genes come from such talented people gives me a real sense of what great gifts have been passed down to me, and to my very talented children…………. and hopefully one day to theirs
The above images have been digitally enhanced with many layers